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Nov 10, 2023

Welcome Class of 2026!

Twenty-four sophomore students from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School have been selected as members of the seventh class of Luther Hodges Scholars. This 2.5-year program, sponsored by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, brings together business majors and minors who exhibit leadership and a passion for serving on campus and in the community. This year’s class includes patent holders, entrepreneurs, and sports-minded pre-professionals.

The Class of 2026 is a stellar representation of the best that Kenan-Flagler Business School offers.

Please join us in welcoming:

Matthew Abel
Jasmine Berry
Kathryn Bolick
Abhi Bolisetty
Christie Chen
Juliana Chiaramonte
Tyler Coffee
Eli Dykes
Samhita Gattupalli
Larkin Gliddon
Vansh Gogoi
Asiah Graham

Nandini Gupta
Raven Heyward
Soham Joshi
Carter Osborn
Lucia Park
Adhithi Ramprakash
Anna Claire Sems
Yashu Singhai
Chi Vu
Meilin Weathington
Caroline White
Gavin Zhu

Each year, up to 25 recently admitted undergraduate Kenan-Flagler Business School students are selected to participate in the program. The program serves students committed to learning and working at the intersection of academia, private industry, and the public sector.

Scholars gain hands-on experience at the intersection of the public and private sectors through coursework, field trips, mentorship, summer internships, and more! Scholars have access to community-building and professional development funds, as well as conferences, workshops and skill-building trainings that enhance their skills and abilities as cross-sector business leaders.

Additionally, scholars receive advising and coaching and complete a business research project during their tenure in the program.

After completing the program, scholars pursue careers in private industry, government, or with nonprofit or policy organizations. Others create startups or pursue graduate studies.

To learn more about the program, visit the Luther Hodges Scholars website at hodgesscholars@unc.edu and follow us on LinkedIn, Meta, and Instagram.

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